Building a new machine... (Need advice)

cab7335

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I'm hoping to get some advice from anyone willing to help me. I've never attempted to build a computer, and I'm not sure I know what I'm doing. It will be used for playing WoW, and roaming the internet, not much else. I already have a monitor, CD/DVD, Speakers, Keyboard, and Mouse. Can anyone let me know if this list of parts will work together, and are they decent choices? Anything else I need/don't need? Other suggestions? Thank you!


COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119137

GIGABYTE GV-N95TOC-512I GeForce 9500 GT OC 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125257

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128358

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231209

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822148395

APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817148027

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835186134

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16832116493

Total: $691.91

 

xthekidx

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Do not buy that PSU, its junk. Go for something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176613
or a cheaper option;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176612 but you have limited upgrade options with that

Depending on the size of your monitor, that GPU will have trouble in large raids in WoW. You might want to go for something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822

Dont get seagate drives. Look at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals

If you wont xfire later then i'd go for this mobo instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359
or a cheaper option, but less features:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380

Better Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=s1283v
 


You have the right idea, but some def. changes need to be made on that build. First off that mobo you have is set up for Crossfire, not to mention it's great for a cpu that is stock 1333 fsb and you want to oc it, but with that E7400 you can clock it up near the 4.0 range on this Gigabyte P43 down below. Also that case you have is a good one, but no need for something that large unless you plan on running dual vid cards or something like a gtx 295 or a 4870 x2. This case down below has decent cooling and suites your needs just fine. Always try to spend your money wisely. :) Ok, that psu you have in your build is junk...sry but it is. The seagates have major issues right now, and we can do cheaper on your cpu/cooler with this combo down below. No need for Vista Ultimate...Vista 64 Home Premium ftw! This way you can get twice the vid card that you have in your build, and still meet your budget. :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380 <---that's the mobo I have in this build...you can read the reviews and see pics of it on there...but I found it for cheaper at super biz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 <---that's the case I have in this build...better pics and reviews on this link, but again I found it cheaper on super biz.

To see the "Combo Deal" on that cpu/heatsink/thermal compound... scroll down some when you click that link.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=CA-ANTE300 $48.45
Antec Three Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gamer Case (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $79.99 ($64.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-43-UD3L $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L Core 2 Quad/ Intel P43/ DDR2/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E7400 Combo Price: $135.59 Free Shipping
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz 1066MHz 3M LGA775 CPU, OEM
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Fan For Intel CPU
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130469 $149.99 Free Shipping*
EVGA 01G-P3-1155-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retaill

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231209 $44.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $691.98 *(not including shipping and rebates)

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16504 <---review and comparisons on that gts 250 1gig vid card

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/913/1/ <--- another review and comparisons on that card
 

cab7335

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Thanks for all the replies/help. The thing I forgot to mention was, I'm trying to keep it as close to $600 as I can. I went over a bit, but no biggie. I don't really play any graphic intense games. Trying to make a decent machine without breaking the bank.
 


Well then let's bring that price down a bit. :)

These "refurbished cases" are cases that got sent back for simple reasons such as a loose wire, untapped screw hole, etc...they are virtually new cases. This case has decent airflow. It's vented in the front, has a side air duct, and is set up to run 3 x 120mm case fans. It comes with two of them, and I added another in this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106 <---better pics of that case, and some reviews.

http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?products_id=84 $22.99
Centurion 534 Black Mid Tower, W/O window, W/O PSU - Refurbished

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150070 $4.99
MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012 $59.99 ($34.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-43-UD3L $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L Core 2 Quad/ Intel P43/ DDR2/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E7400 Combo Price: $135.59 Free Shipping
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz 1066MHz 3M LGA775 CPU, OEM
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Fan For Intel CPU
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130468 $129.99
EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 $39.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136149 $59.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $633.91 *(not including shipping and rebates)

 

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